Eye Health by the Numbers

As America’s population ages overall, the number of people with eye conditions and disease will increase. Currently the number of us dealing with vision problems is already staggering. If you’re coping with vision problems, you’re not alone.According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology,Nearly 1.3 million Americans forty and older are legally blind. About 8% of men and 0.5% of women with Northern European an.... Continue reading

Retinal Diseases & Conditions: How They Can Harm You, What to Look Out for, What You Should Do

Without healthy retinas you won’t be able to see well. The retina is in the rear of the eye. It has millions of light-sensitive cells (called rods and cones) which, along with other nerve cells, receive and organize visual information. This information is sent to the brain via the optic nerve, and if all goes well, you can see. There are several diseases and conditions that can impact the retina. Depending on which one you’re dealing with, treatment goals may be to stop or slow .... Continue reading

The are Many Slow Moving, Chronic Eye Conditions. Retinal Detachment is Not One of Them.

Many eye conditions are slow moving, like cataracts, where changes in vision are gradual to the point your vision is greatly impaired. Surgery for cataracts is normally not done in a rush and can easily be planned in advanced. Retinal detachment is a different story. If you experience its symptoms you need to act fast.The retina of your eye is a layer of tissue lining the interior of your eye. It sends visual signals through your optic nerve to your brain. If the retina comes off, if not tre.... Continue reading

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